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AMD Releases Radeon HD 6000 Series Open-Source Support

Jan 09, 2011, 11:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"AMD's Alex Deucher has pushed out the patches to the Linux kernel DRM, Mesa, and xf86-video-ati DDX that enable the support complete with 2D and 3D (OpenGL) acceleration. The Mesa support is initially for the classic Mesa driver, but the Gallium3D support should arrive literally at anytime now. The HD 6000 series support extends the R600 drivers, which was already extended once to support the Radeon HD 5000 'Evergreen' hardware. This though means that the HD 6000 series support is already fairly reliable thanks to leveraging the existing code-base and its support should be comparable to that of the ATI Radeon HD 5000 series GPUs. The Radeon HD 6000 series support should be at the same level as the HD 5000 series."

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